Company

Monetizing mobile channels for our clients since 2012

Our Team
We are experienced and enthusiastic people dedicated to help destinations and cities deliver fast and frictionless mobile and web experiences. All of our solutions are white label, 100% customizable, and mobile-first. They are easy to use and help customers get things done in the moment, which leads to amazing increases in online revenue.

SPOTLIO’s team operates out of Barcelona and St. Moritz, each a thriving hub for mobile technology, tourism and leisure.
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Albert Ferrando

CEO

Albert Ferrando drives the vision behind SPOTLIO. A graduate in software engineering at EPFL in Lausanne, he is passionate about all things mobile, and about leveraging mobile technology to help businesses achieve their goals. Before founding SPOTLIO, Albert held a variety of technical and product management positions within the technology sector working in Switzerland, Austria and Spain, where he focused on building sales platforms and SaaS initiatives.

When Albert is not enjoying his favorite social media apps, he likes to cycle, run and eat a healthy Mediterranean diet.
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David Huerva

CTO

David Huerva is responsible for outlining SPOTLIO's technical vision, implementing technology strategies and ensuring that the technological resources are aligned with the company's business needs. He currently coordinates the development team, defining policies and procedures in alignment with the business needs.

Passionate about technology and the outdoors, David has been involved with entrepreneurship since 2010, co-founding Skitude and several other companies in the field of IT. Prior to that, David was a researcher and lecturer in the University of Girona.
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James Price

HEAD OF FINANCE

James is our experienced financial maestro at SPOTLIO. He has over 9 years of experience in aiding some of the biggest international companies with their finances and has found a home with SPOTLIO in Vilanova and Girona. With his Bachelor’s degree in International Business Economics from Universitat Pompeu Fabra and a master's degree in Financial Management from Barcelona School of Management, he empowers his skill set to play a key role in achieving company goals through finance and business simultaneously.

Along with finance, James is passionate about all things football. Outside of the office you can find him either watching the game, traveling, or more recently up in the mountains improving his skiing skills.
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Patricia Mestres

HEAD OF ACCOUNTING, HR & HAPPINESS MANAGER

With a Degree in tourism from ESADE and extensive work experience, which includes setting up and running her own urban clothing brand SPERMATO, Patricia brings expertise and drive to her role as Accounting / HR Manager. Her passion and positivity is also evident in everything she does, especially in her role as Happiness Manager where she helps shape the SPOTLIO working culture.

When she is not at work she enjoys her other passion where, as her alter ego The Storyteller, she volunteers in schools and book clubs bringing stories to life for children of all ages with her fun and creative persona. She truly lives up to her favorite saying “You can make this world a better place.
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Blanca Robles

HEAD OF OPERATIONS

Blanca knows all things SPOTLIO and our customer base very well and applies this knowledge to ensure our customers and users always enjoy the best possible experience. She manages our delivery and system engineering teams as well as customer support and Q&A. Blanca studied in both Barcelona and Vilanova i la Geltrú, the current location of SPOTLIO's main office. She loves learning languages as well as watching Z movies, which makes the nearby Sitges film festival her perfect venue.

Blanca’s favorite movie quote sums up her work ethic with SPOTLIO. It comes from the great Master Yoda "Do or do not, there is no try".
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Laura Métayer

SALES MANAGER EUROPE

Laura has 10 years of experience building win-win business deals, and countless years of first hand ski experience having begun her love for adrenaline and mountains at age 3. She has combined her passions managing SPOTLIO sales in Europe, ensuring our product fits the corresponding market and creates success for our customers. She holds a Masters degree in Strategic Marketing from INSEEC, France, a Public Relationship ACP Marketing UCI from Irvine, California and a Bachelors from ICN Business School, France. Originally from France, she has worked in the US, Canada, the UK, France, and is now with SPOTLIO in Spain.

When she is off the clock you can find her traveling to explore and learn from new cultures, lifestyles, and people around the world.

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Noemi Sanna

HEAD OF MARKETING & SALES

Noemi is a Translation graduate, specialized in Cultural Tourism and Tourism Marketing Management. She is fluent in 5 languages, passionate about continuous learning and pushing the limits of her comfort zone. That’s why, at SPOTLIO, she enjoys the challenge of coordinating teams in the Sales, Marketing and Customer Success departments. With her business savvy, and deep knowledge of SPOTLIO, she excels at applying our solutions to achieve the optimum results for our customers.

A strong believer of actions speaking louder than words, her favourite quote is from Joseph Dinouart “You should only talk if what you have to say is worth more than silence”.
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Ram Mikulas

SALES MANAGER NORTH AMERICA & PACIFIC

Ram loves the great outdoors and is an authentic ski enthusiast. He studied Recreation Business Management in Colorado, USA and has been working in the ski industry for the last 15 years. He is the Board Director of the US Ski Mountaineering Association and has also built an outdoor apparel label called SkyGoat. Having worked for a prominent US ski resort, Ram has in-depth knowledge of customer and resort needs. At SPOTLIO, he supports our customers to ensure the best possible customer experience.

In his free time he loves to cycle and is an avid runner, and skimo racer. As a believer in living life to the full, one of Ram's favorite quotes is, "Life is What Happens To You While You’re Busy Making Other Plans".
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Marisa Demontis

CUSTOMER CARE MANAGER

Marisa is SPOTLIO’s dedicated Customer Care Manager, and she brings 10+ years of experience onto the team to ensure that all of the customers’ needs and requests are met and they have the best experience. She is a core member of organizing our customer care department to bring our clients success. Originally from Italy, she holds a degree in Foreign Languages from the Istituto Magistrale in Sassari, and has lived and worked in Ireland, Italy, and is now in Spain.

When not working, Marisa enjoys cooking, reading and traveling to meet people from different places to learn from the differences between each culture that make us unique.
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Àric Monterde

PRODUCT MANAGER

Àric has worked in the mountain tech industry for the creation of leading digital products for resorts for over 10 years. With an Executive Master in Innovation Management and a Masters degree in Digital Product Management, combined with his passion to create products that make people’s lives better, he is content to be with SPOTLIO as our Product Manager. His favorite part about his line of work is to contribute to the design and implementation of products that improve the user experience; he also enjoys the challenges, opportunities, and knowledge that every new season brings.

Àric is passionate about the outdoors, when he is not working you could find him hiking, skiing, mountain biking or up in the mountains testing the new technology he is helping create. He’s also a proud table tennis player!
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Nicoletta Cianci

CUSTOMER SUCCESS MANAGER

Nicoletta is a Political Science and International Studies graduate from the University of Rome. With over 10 years of experience in aiding customers reach their highest potentials of success, she joins SPOTLIO as the Customer Success Manager. She is happy when her customers are happy, and enjoys helping clients achieve their goals. Nicoletta is Italian and has customer first work experience in Mexico, Ireland, Italy, and is now with us in Spain.

When she is off the clock, you can find her cooking Italian dishes, swimming, or at the beach enjoying the sunset. Her next goal is to venture to the mountains to learn the art of skiing.
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Lauren Wheatley

CUSTOMER SUCCESS SPECIALIST

Lauren has a double degree in International Business from San Diego State University specializing in Western Europe and Italian. She is passionate about combining her love of outdoor activities with digital technology to improve the skiing experience, equipping resorts with the right tools to be successful. As a mountain goer herself, that's a win win for her! She has worked in the US, Scotland, and Italy but is happy to have found a home in Spain with SPOTLIO.

One of her most treasured accomplishments is mastering the ability to ride a board on the land, in the mountains, and on the waves. She also loves to travel and experience new cultures, meet new people, and enjoy quality beer.
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Xavier Socías

CUSTOMER SUCCESS SPECIALIST

Xavier is a Tourism & Hospitality graduate with a Masters Degree in Gamification & Transmedia. He has dedicated his career to helping improve the customer experience in a variety of sectors and was CEO at Cheap Films, a successful team building business. He loves discovering what motivates people and then offering them the best possible experience. He has worked in London and also Victoria, Australia but has now found his home in Barcelona, Spain.

On a personal level, he loves all sorts of games whether board games, videogames or role playing and on the weekend, he can be found hiking in the nearby mountains. His favorite quote is from the great Albert Einstein "Creativity is intelligence having fun".
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Doreen Coessens

CUSTOMER CARE B2B

Doreen was born in Ghent, Belgium, and studied Company Management. She joined SPOTLIO as a Customer Support agent based in Catalonia, Spain. A believer in continuous improvement, Doreen loves to come up with innovative new solutions. She works closely with the Operations department looking after our customers, ensuring they get the very best experience. During her career, she has gained experience in customer service and development, and speaks 5 languages.

She loves traveling with her partner and two dogs in their campervan. But, she is equally content at home where she likes to paint, and play piano. Her favorite quote is "Just be yourself, life is too short to be someone else."